In most countries today, economic growth is the goal of development; an end in itself. The small country of Bhutan has redefined the meaning of development, taking a more holistic and sustainable approach which balances material and non-material values with the conviction that humans want to search for happiness. The focus on Gross National Happiness (rather than Gross National Product) is the organic development, well-being and happiness not only of humans but of all living beings.


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  • Read the story behind the philosophy of Gross National Happiness.
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